Our present study deals with the finding of the phytochemical constituents present in Odina woodier leaf extracts. It was performed by generally accepted laboratory technique for qualitative determination. It was observed that alkaloids, flavanoids, tannins, steroids were present more in ethanol and methanol extract and were present in lesser amount in ethyl acetate extract. Other constituents like carbohydrate, phenolic compounds, proteins etc., were found to be absent in all the extracts. In-vitro anti oxidant study of DPPH radical scavenging at different concentration (25-200µg/ml) in methanol and ethyl acetate extract of Odina woodier leaf were measured. The radical scavenging effect was found to increase with increasing concentrations. The methanol extract showed the maximum activity of 96% at a concentration of 200µg/ml. The ethyl acetate extract showed the activity of 46% at a concentration of 200µg/ml.
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Valli G, Jeyalakshmi M.. Preliminary Phytochemical and Antioxidant Study of Odina woodier Leaf Extract. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 2(4): Oct. - Dec. 2012; Page 153-155.